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This activity includes 5 stations where students investigate a type of fungus. Three of the stations involve observing a type of fungus (mold, mushroom and yeast) and comparing and contrasting. The other two stations involve readings and questions
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In this research project students have to pick a microorganism (either bacteria, protist or fungus) to reasearch. The one requirement is that their chosen microorganism is either helpful or harmful to humans. After their research is complete
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This lab compares the two processes of photosynthesis and respiration. In the photosynthesis part students discover what happens when they blow bubbles into a solution of water and BTB solution. Then as a class they set up an experiment to see how
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This lab covers the external and internal anatomy of the frog. In the external section it has the students observe various features of the frog and make inferences from them. Then internal sections leads the students step by step through a
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This challenge game was created in powerpoint. It has 5 categories (Tests for mineral properties, Mineral or Not, Mineral characteristics, Mineral uses and Wild Card)with 5 questions each. It is a great review for a mineral unit and my students
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This challenge game was created in powerpoint. It has 5 categories (Inference or Observation, Steps of the Method, Vocabulary, Quantitative or Qualitative and Variable or Control)with 5 questions each. It is a great review for a scientific method
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This powerpoint presentation is about the 3 different types of protists - animal-like, plant-like and fungus-like. The first slide is a student chart for students to take notes with. A completed chart is given at the end of the presentation. The
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These are a few Valentine's day science projects that can be done with a wide variety of age groups. I have included some suggestions for making them appropriate for the middle school grade levels as most are written for elementary grade levels. I
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This essay can be used as an assessment tool and as practice for standardized tests. Students are asked to compare and contrast the two types of cell division in a four paragraph essay. They are told step by step how to write each paragraph. Also
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This question and answer challenge game has 5 categories: Bacteria, Protists, Fungi, Helpful (how these microorganisms are helpful to humans) and Harmful (how they are harmful to humans). Each category has 5 questions worth from 100 to 500 points.
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This is a simple lab in which students grow epsom salt crystals on various objects (pennies, paper clips, shells, etc.) I have included notes and steps for the teacher as well as a lab sheet for the students (observation table and conclusion
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This lab uses "candium" (either M&Ms or skittles) to show the process of radioactive decay. Students are given 50 pieces of candy in a plastic bag which they shake, pour out and then take out the ones that have "decayed" or have the print side
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This Power Point is a short presentation to help students understand the importance of following directions. It asks students to draw a figure on a piece of paper and then write out the instructions on how to create it. The figures and
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This activity will allow you and your students to create a geologic time line in your classroom. It does involve some initial prep work to create the labels for the time line and the event cards (however if you laminate them you can use them year
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This challenge game consists of 5 categories with 5 questions each. The categories are: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, the rock cycle and name that rock. I have used this game as a review of a unit on rocks and my students
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This lab leads students through an earthworm dissection. It begins with the external anatomy of an earthworm and asks students to draw and label the worm as well as make various observations about the worm. It then leads students through the
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This lab is a culminating lab activity for a unit on minerals. It requires students to use mineral tests to determine the "mystery" minerals they are given. It is also possible to use this lab as an assessment piece. Included with the student
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This lab allows students to observe the effects of pollution on plant growth. Any type of plants can be used, but I found that geraniums and impatiens work well. These two types of plants can be found easily in the spring. You could also modify
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This lab has students use microscopes to observe three different types of protists - paramecium, volvox and euglena (all of these protists can be purchased from a biological supply company). Students are asked questions throughout the lab procedure
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Independent student project for the cell and its functions. Gives students a choice for demonstrating their knowledge of the cell and its parts. Also includes a grading rubric that can be used for any of the student choices. I found that
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Taught 7th grade science (life science and earth science) for 7 years.

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ScB from Brown University 1998 Masters of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education 1999

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